Sunday, May 31, 2015

Simple Sunday

We had another simple day.  We went for a swim in the morning and came home to play and do chores the rest of the day.

We read before the pool opened.  
Mommy always tries to read 
and find books that will interest Oliver.

Checking the pool population.

Checking Johnny.

(He was clean.) 

Swimming with Oliver was very enjoyable today.

Oliver is off with his Daddy for the night.  Last minute change in schedule for the week.  Mommy will see Oliver tomorrow after school.  

(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)

Friday, May 29, 2015


We went for a swim tonight.  

Counting the pool population.

Checking out Johnny.

(Sending a weird misleading message.)

Mommy is glad Oliver is with her. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Reading

 We started our summer reading program tonight.  Oliver knows if he practices EVERY day he will begin 2nd grade a stronger reader.  He wants that to happen and Mommy is trying her best to practice with him and motivate him.  Mattias is part of our program too!

Listening to the simple details of our plan!  

Simple!  If they succeed Mommy will take them on a trip
to DISNEYLAND in August!  Mattias hasn't been since he was
about two!  He is taking this program serious.  Mommy
hopes his motivation rubs off on Oliver!

Oliver reading Oliver by Syd Hoff!
He did a good job tonight!

(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

 Oliver helped this morning at the Memorial Day Service at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Escondido.  He was respectful and once he was comfortable with the tasks he was a diligent worker.   The ceremony was heartwarming and very interesting.  Abraham Lincoln was quoted a lot in the speeches and Oliver likes telling Mommy historical facts about Abraham, so Mommy is going to scatter a few of his quotes throughout this post.

Chair set-up.

Neat cemetery work Jeep.

Some of the Scouts, but not all of them.
"Whatever you are, be a good one."
-Abraham Lincoln-

The others were holding flags along
the entrance.  

Oliver chose the task of handing out
programs.  An older Boy Scout
helped him and they worked for a while
making sure that everyone that arrived
had a program.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to
succeed is more important than any other."
-Abraham Lincoln-

The program:


"I want it said of me by those who knew me
best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted
a flower where I thought a flower would grow."
-Abraham Lincoln-

"Be sure you put your feet in the 
right place, then stand firm."
-Abraham Lincoln-

Posting of the colors by the Boy Scouts and
the Girl Scouts.

The wreaths were placed up near the stage
and brought by representatives of the 
groups who were honoring the Veterans.  

Cameron, the Boy Scout who
helped Oliver!
"The way for a young man to rise is
to improve himself in every way he can,
never suspecting that anyone wishes
to hinder him."
-Abraham Lincoln-

Cemetery Jeep again.
(Remembering a Hero.)

"I do the very best I know how-- the very best I can;
and I mean to until the very end."
-Abraham Lincoln-